Originally Posted by Dirky
not sure how you can tell.
Let me ask you about T-Mobile. Presently I am with 02, I'm paying £30 per month plus another £13 for 17mb data!
With the t-mobile deal you got, how much data/email can you use and at what cost? Were you already an existing t-mobile user?
Hey do you know if that screen font can be changed on the BB?
I'm also a Mac user, so this may complicate things!
It seems to place nice with the Mac (I have an iBook in addition to my main Windows and Linux boxes).
I *am* a T customer (I had a Sidekick) but I bought a regular "new user" contract as I haven't had my existing one long enough to qualify for any discounts.
I am paying £35 a month for Flext 35 (£200 of credit per month - 2000 SMS or 1000 call minutes, etc).
You have to pay £10 for the Blackberry service (basically this goes directly to RIM for the email and management services). This gives 50MB/mo for email access.
You have the option to pay an additional £7.50 for "unlimited" internet access (2GB fair use limit). However they have a promotion on at the moment where you pay only £13 for the Blackberry AND data fees combined.
So in total I pay £48/month for 2GB data, push email and 1000 mins calls or 2000 SMS (or any combination thereof).
At Flext35 and above you get the 8700G for free. They don't stock many at once so you might have to shop around - I was lucky in that the store had one there and then (probably the most impulsive purchase I've ever made but I have wanted one for a while).
I decided to pick one up as Orange couldn't offer ANYTHING that would compare and their voice/data packages were rubbish in comparisson to T's. Also I don't get a decent signal on Orange where I live.
The screen font, font size, font style and antialiasing mode can all be changed. Quite a good selection of fonts actually!
The only thing I can't seem to do is change the default homepage from "t-zones" as it appears to be locked. However if you launch the browser and navigate to another page (perhaps a bookmark), you can exit out and the page will still be open the next time you bring up the browser!
Additionally, if you register as a business (I haven't done this yet as I'm still in the early planning phases of my startup), you get free Voicemail "max" (more voicemail capacity), cheaper roaming and some other such stuff. It's free and they'll take anyone from sole traders to multinationals.
Customer service (150) is also free now on Flext.
T seem pretty flexible in the UK as you can get the benefits of a consumer service with the business support and extras tacked on, rather than paying higher access / voice fees as a business (as some other networks enforce).